11C-PiB PET/CT in Nasopharyngeal Amyloidosis Associated with Multiple Myeloma. Ishimura M et al. Clin Nucl Med. 2014 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]. Absolute Lymphocyte Count Is Unrelated to Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Elderly Patients with Multiple Myeloma Treated with Immunomodulatory Drugs. Napolitano M et al. Leuk Lymphoma. 2014 Aug 20:1-10. [Epub ahead of…Details
Oral therapy for multiple myeloma: ixazomib arriving soon.Moreau P. Blood. 2014 Aug 14;124(7):986-7. doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-06-581611.A multicenter, open-label phase II study of recombinant CPT (circularly permuted TRAIL) plus thalidomide in patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma.Geng C et al. Am J Hematol. 2014 Aug 4. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23822. [Epub ahead of print].Novel AKT inhibitor afuresertib shows…Details
Pro-apoptotic effect of an anti-CD37 scFv-Fc fusion protein, in combination with the anti-CD20 antibody, ofatumumab, on tumour cells from B-cell malignancies. Smolewski P et al. Eur J Cancer. 2014 Aug 18. pii: S0959-8049(14)00873-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2014.07.021. [Epub ahead of print]. Cell membrane associated free kappa light chains are found on a subset of tonsil and in…Details
A Phase IB multicentre dose-determination study of BHQ880 in combination with anti-myeloma therapy and zoledronic acid in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma and prior skeletal-related events.Iyer SP et al. Br J Haematol. 2014 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/bjh.13056. [Epub ahead of print].Effect of Clodronate Treatment on Risk of Fracture: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.Frediani…Details
Subclinical Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients With Multiple Myeloma Before Chemotherapy Is Correlated With Decreased Fingertip Innervation Density. Kosturakis AK et al. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Aug 25. pii: JCO.2013.54.5418. [Epub ahead of print]. Hepatitis B virus reactivation in multiple myeloma patients receiving bortezomib-containing regimens followed by autologous stem cell transplantation. Li J et al. Leuk…Details
Update of the GEM2005 trial comparing VMP/VTP as induction in elderly multiple myeloma patients: do we still need alkylators? Mateos MV et al. Blood. 2014 Aug 7. pii: blood-2014-05-573733. [Epub ahead of print]. Safety and Efficacy of Targeted-Dose Busulfan and Bortezomib as Conditioning Regimen for Patients with Relapsed Multiple Myeloma Undergoing a Second Autologous Blood…Details
These updated guidelines, produced by the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) and the UK Myeloma Forum, summarise a national consensus of the haematological community involved in the diagnosis and management of myeloma patients. They should be read in conjunction with the BCSH Guidelines on the supportive care of myeloma patients. Bird et al.…Details
These guidelines, produced by the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) and the UK Myeloma Forum, summarise a national consensus of the haematological community involved in the supportive care of myeloma patients and should be read in conjunction with the BCSH Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of myeloma.
This paper, written by an expert panel on behalf of the European Myeloma Network, reviews the available evidence and provides recommendations for the management of newly diagnosed myeloma patients.
This paper, written by an expert panel on behalf of the International Myeloma Working Group, addresses the need for new uniform response criteria for myeloma patients.